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Sunday market continues with new offerings

Posted: June 7, 2012 - 12:04am

This weekend’s Sunday Market, the second of the season, will feature a special activity for kids: Barefoot Bouncers and their Bouncy Castle. This Sunday’s market will also feature live music by students of the Juneau String Ensemble, who will perform classic and American Fiddle tunes.

The market runs from 12-4 p.m. Sunday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

Eighteen vendors have signed up for this weekend’s market, offering browsers a range of handmade art, craft and food, including intarsia wood hangings, chocolate-covered strawberries, gourmet fruit arrangements, metal and bead jewelry, ceramics, hand-loomed rugs, switch plates, veggies, local jellies and jams, fiber arts, garden and party banners, candied nuts, stone planters, organic spices, tea, herbs, old-time portraits, costumes, props, plants and beaded hangers, themed shadowboxes and wildcrafted salves.

Big Mike’s BBQ will also be there with BBQ sandwiches, corn on stick, and slawsages.

The Sunday Market, originally called the Juneau Artist Market, started in 2009 with the help of Carol Schriver and Jeanne Wilder. It was so successful, they opened their own store, Homespun Mercantile, located in the Airport Mall. In 2010, the Market combined with the Juneau Farmers Market so that local producers of vegetables, jams, breads and other foods could have a weekly outlet for their products.

The Market is essentially a cooperative – participants pay a flat fee at the beginning of the season to help pay for advertising and promotions, and then pay a daily fee of $10 and 5 percent of their weekly gross to participate. It helps raise funds to support the Juneau Arts & Culture Center during the summer months, gives locals and visitors a pleasant way to spend the afternoon and helps artists to market their wares.

The market is a collaboration between the JAHC and the Juneau Economic Development Council, and also receives support from the Alaska Grown program of the Alaska Division of Agriculture. The Moose Lodge donates tents to help shelter the venders.

Venders who would like to participate register at jahc.org/concerts-and-events/register-for-the-2012-sunday-market.

Musicians who would like to play for the hat can also register online.

For more information, visit jahc.org/concerts-and-events/sundaymarket and www.facebook.com/JAHCSundayMarket.

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